Making Coups History

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Title Making Coups History
Author Sampford, Charles John
Journal Name World Politics Review
Year Published 2010
Place of publication USA
Publisher World Politics Review
Abstract International support is capable of making the difference between the successful defense of democracy and its ignominious defeat. Indeed, the perceived probability of both support for democratically chosen leaders and opposition to their attackers can fundamentally shift the balance in the domestic struggle between them. Nevertheless, although changes to international law and international relations justify a greater international role in preventing and deterring coups and erosions, not all responsibility for protecting democracy should be assigned to the international community. Indeed, the first line of defense should be a democracy's own domestic initiatives, with the main role of the international community being to support a domestic response to threats to democracy.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2010 World Politics Review. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 22
Edition April
Page from 2
Page to 12
ISSN 1944-6284
Date Accessioned 2010-09-15
Language en_AU
Research Centre Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance
Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Science
Subject Political Science
Publication Type Non Refereed Journal Articles
Publication Type Code c2

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